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Post by Birdxman » 18 Nov 2007, 12:32

I have 4 chicks we hatched from eggs 4 weeks ago---can you sex these at an early age? If so what do I look for please? ty

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Post by bantambob » 29 Nov 2007, 22:06

i am looking to increase my number of marsh daisies in 2008 would be interested in hatching eggs or adult birds.would be willing to travel.

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Post by bantambob » 01 Dec 2007, 19:20

bantambob wrote:i am looking to increase my number of marsh daisies in 2008 would be interested in hatching eggs or adult birds.would be willing to travel.
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Post by Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 05 Dec 2007, 11:35

Birdxman wrote:I have 4 chicks we hatched from eggs 4 weeks ago---can you sex these at an early age? If so what do I look for please? ty


You cant sex them at an early age its normally at least 8 to 10 weeks before you can have a good guess by which time you should be able to see the bud of the males rose comb.Females as chicks tend to develop their flight feathers sooner than males but thats not a definate indicator. I have had birds almost 4 months before I could tell on occasions.How many have you got and what breeder did you get them from?
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Post by Birdxman » 07 Dec 2007, 15:20

Poultry Poofs
Thank you for your reply it helps to know we have to wait. We bought a dozen hatching eggs at a specialised poultry sale and we had 5 hatch.I am sure that two of them are not Marsh Daisy's--one being white and marked like a Light sussex and the other has the wrong comb shape entirely but I'm hoping the other three just might be MD's. Cant say who the Breeder was as the Auctioneers dont give out the info.
Thanks for your reply though--I do appreciate it.

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Post by Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 08 Dec 2007, 03:30

If they are white they wont be Marsh Daisy's and if they have the wrong comb they will be at best crosses,but what of is anyones guess.The sellers name should have been in the sale catalogue against the lot number if they are a reputable auctioneers.There arent many Marsh Daisy's around and most,but not all,are not Marsh Daisy's at all. There are so few about most people wouldnt know a real one if they saw one.Hence a few birds get passed off as Marsh Daisy's,Afraid you will just have to wait and see what they are like as adults if you are not sure,or doubtful of their origin.
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Post by greggegg » 15 Aug 2008, 15:48

HIYA THERE. i AM WOUNDERING IF ANY OF YOU KNOW hOW i MIGHT GO ABOUT GETTING SOME LANCASHIRE MARSH dAISY EGGS TO HATCH? I am movin back home to lancashire and taking my birds with me etc tec etc. I am goin tio teach my lickle sister about keepin poultry and pigeon keepin and I thought that my local breed would be perfect for doin so. Plus I have always wanted some. If anyone knows of any breeders or anyone who can get me some eggs please please please copuld you get in contact with me. My email is bsu295@bangor.ac.uk and me number is 07929375392.

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Post by greggegg » 15 Aug 2008, 15:49

also does anyone know how to get the lancashire flag as my area, people have got the yorkshire flag etc and I want my flag.

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Post by Bradders » 15 Aug 2008, 21:15

I never exspected them to look like that. :roll:

I thought they were black and white :roll: :lol:

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Post by Greenmoth » 06 Jan 2009, 19:55

Hello, im new here, i keep marsh daisies, have done for most my life! theyre the best layers of any pure breed ive ever kept and theyre very economical to keep, dont eat too much :D

nice birds in the pic, are his legs really as dark in real life?? i know pics can be decieving!

anyway, i just thought id introduce myself as a fellow Daisy enthusiast!

Emily x

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Post by Birdxman » 10 Jan 2009, 12:17

Hi Emily---I hatched off MD eggs some 4/5 months ago now-(Wheaten MD's) and they have greenish legs.
I have 4 cocks and 2 hens by the look of it and with my own 'originals' I will make up a new trio later to keep the birds young.
I too find they lay well although they can be a bit 'flighty' at times.

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Post by chicken steve » 14 Mar 2009, 23:21

hi the chicken sanctuary nr cannock staffs anyone know where can get marsh daisy hens for my cockeral as on own needs wife steve :grin: =D> :lol:

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Post by bantambob » 11 May 2009, 08:52

picture of 27 marsh daisy chicks!!
ive bred 38 this year !!!
hoping for plenty of green legs and white earlobes
have shown marsh daisies in the north of england over the last 18 months
with moderate success--- 2x 1st ---2x2nd---3x3rd

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Post by smiffy » 19 May 2009, 21:50

Our brown marsh daisy cock bird

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Inbreeding has been done to preserve the breed. All true marsh daisys are related...this shows in the reduced egg size...

quoted from RBST site.....
The Marsh Daisy was presumed extinct. However, in 1971, the one-time President of the Rare Poultry Society, Mr Ralph White discovered a flock in Somerset, where the breed had a traditional stronghold. It soon became apparent that the colour varieties had been interbred, probably as a last ditch attempt to avoid excessive inbreeding.

We have sourced our birds from as far as west wales, norfolk, scotland and lancashire to try and get diverse bloodlines, but are under no illusion that they will be in some way related.

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